Cam Newton is your chalk, cash game quarterback worth paying up for this week, taking on the bottom of the barrel Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense. The Bucs allow more passing touchdowns that any other team in the league and simply do not force interceptions. In their first meeting Cam Newton only finished with 21.18 points, but the Panthers scored 42 total points and Cam didn’t play a big roll in the touchdowns. Look for that to change this time around as Newton is too big of a part of the offense to be held down. He has scored less than 18 DK points only once this year and has the highest weekly floor due to his rushing upside. No QB has more rushing attempts or rushing yards per game this season and when you combine that with the secondary he faces, all systems are going to Newton this week.
Mr. Passing Touchdown Andrew Luck is too cheap and will come in under-owned this week. Luck has thrown for three or more passing touchdowns in every game since Week 4, three times throwing for four touchdowns. His efficiency has been off the charts as even with his volume falling compared to the beginning of the season, he continues to put up monster numbers. Luck has the efficiency, consistency, and takes on a team that has likely quit in a must-win spot. Look for Luck to add another week to the three touchdown streak.